Yenting Hsu – Flash 須臾 (Ash International, digital)

The name already spells it out, at least indirectly: On »Flash 須臾«, the Taiwanese sound artist Yenting Hsu deals with the concept of time. In doing so, she often works with spatial metaphors and, as in the first and last pieces of this album, with concrete material, in this case glass. Her crackling compositions are marked by an inherent feeling of weightlessness. But they also create a very heterogeneous experience of time, seeming to move sluggishly forward or in circles even, sometimes passing faster than they actually last, or even seeming to run backwards. A curious sensual experience.